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Letter: Why we’re concerned about a possible Solent Devolution Deal

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Conservative Isle of Wight councillor, Stuart Hutchinson, sets out why he (and colleagues) are concerned about the possible devolution deal with Southampton and Portsmouth.

Tuesday, 25th October, 2016 12:07pm

By Stuart Hutchinson with 27 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight councillors ‘Get a grip please!’

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Independent Councillor for the Redbridge ward of Southampton City Council, Andrew Pope, shares this open letter to the Executive ahead of tonight's decision in relation to the Solent Devolution.

Monday, 24th October, 2016 12:40pm

By Andrew Pope with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Are your local postboxes in better condition than these?

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This reader says believes "it's not just the Isle of Wight Council (through Island Roads) who are blind to litter and shabby street signage, but the Royal Mail too".

Friday, 14th October, 2016 6:20pm

By Philippe Wines with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Not impressed with Lynnbottom ‘improvements’

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This reader believes the improvements at Lynnbottom tip are anything but. He says the process for getting rid of garden waste has led to longer waits and increased frustration.

Monday, 26th September, 2016 12:09pm

By Roger Cheesman with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Oi! Who’s pinched the view?

This is the view (or rather lack of it) from a popular advertised 'viewpoint' on the Isle of Wight. This reader ask whose responsibility it is to maintain the hedges to ensure that visitors and residents do actually see a view when they sit on the benches provided.

Thursday, 25th August, 2016 3:19pm

By Clive Odom with 5 readers' comments

Letter: The frustration of online delivery failures

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We've probably all experienced the problems of items ordered online not being delivered when we were told they were going to be, so many will sympathise with Brian's frustrations.

Monday, 8th August, 2016 3:23pm

By Brian Cannell with 5 readers' comments

Letter: Another East Cowes improvement tandem

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Following Red Funnel's Plan B approach to the expansion of their ferry terminal in East Cowes, one resident shares his ideas on a two phased approach.

Thursday, 4th August, 2016 8:43am

By Steven Goodman with 9 readers' comments

Letter: Why I want to leave the EU – a ‘deceitful organisation’

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This reader explains his reason for wanting to leave the European Union. His decision dates back to 1972.

Wednesday, 6th July, 2016 1:04pm

By Dave Maguire with 33 readers' comments

Letter: Don’t feel judged by ‘poorly planned’ SATs

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Isle of Wight Green Party leader urges pupils, parents, teachers to not feel judged by the "poorly planned & implemented tests" as provisional national results reveal "53% of pupils reached the new expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics".

Tuesday, 5th July, 2016 12:26pm

By Vix Lowthion with 4 readers' comments

Letter: Just where are the serious arguments for Brexit?

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This OnTheWight reader has very clear views on why he believes the country should remain in the EU, but he's struggling to understand the arguments for Brexit.

Saturday, 2nd July, 2016 2:02pm

By Joseph Kohlmaier with 106 readers' comments

Letter: Will the EU Health and Safety Regulations disappear?

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This reader wonders whether the "fun killers that have reared their ugly heads every time you even thought of an activity" are "at last to be shackled".

Friday, 1st July, 2016 4:52pm

By Alan Smith with 18 readers' comments

Letter: Will we be forced to limit number of people retiring to the Island?

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A quarter of the Island's population are over the age of 65, compared to an average of 16.6% in England. It could result in the health and social care system facing a funding shortfall of £52 million by 2020. This reader ponders on how the problem can be fixed.

Tuesday, 14th June, 2016 8:35am

By Martin Young with 53 readers' comments